Madison Mayor Soglin offers Cash for Plinkers

Mayor Soglin is offering a $1,000 bounty “aimed at generating tips about people who use or hoard illegal firearms.” (Read & Weep.) The mighty Meade calls it Cash for Plunkers.

Hizzoner is using funds from his own office budget, which is probably illegal. Budgets specify, to a reasonable degree, the purpose for which they can be used. Sorry, it’s government and you can’t take money intended for copier toner and use it for a new social/police program.

It’s also State’s evidence of liberal-progressive-socialism in action. Get their guns and all will be well. Only thing missing: a trolley.

Madison is a city that wrinkles its collective forehead into a meaningful frown if you text message I.C.E. at an illegal immigrant rally.

Stop the wrong car with an expired license plate and face civil rights litigation over Driving While Black.

So Hizzoner thinks the neighborhood is going to drop a dime on a home boy hoarding stolen guns? Me, I’m turning in Matt Phair. But it’s not going to happen. Moot. Soglin’s toner copier money is safe.

Of course, the City of Madison could pay for more cops instead of forcing the chief to apply for a federal grant. (Check off Paul Soglin as one more liberal secretly pleased that Trump was elected).

The Cash for Plunkers program is, in the real world, a snitch reward program — only dressed up in politically correct, anti-NRA prog-speak. Soglin was forced to pose for holy pictures this afternoon after a woman driving on Raymond Road just south of the West District police station got her car windows shot out and she was hit by flying glass. Not at 3 in the dark of morning but at 10:30 on a Monday morning! (Read & Weep.)

Madison’s new motto: “We may be wasting our time and a little bit of money, but I think it’s worth it.” — Paul Soglin, 7-11-2017.


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32 Responses to Madison Mayor Soglin offers Cash for Plinkers

  1. Sounds like the mayor and council are struggling, maybe even desperate, for a solution. If only they would listen the the MPD Chief. People must be ringing his phone off the hook. Maybe he’s afraid the bad PR will hurt his bid for governor? I doubt this mayor and most of the council are up to the challenge. I’d like to be proved wrong for everyone’s sake, but I think the current problems are above their pay grade and ability.Hire more damned police and stop fighting them. Here’s an idea, how about working with the police to solve problems? Stand with police showing a united front against crime and violence? Might work.


    • Meade says:

      “Might work”
      I’m sure it would work. To reduce crime and violence.
      But would it work to assuage the guilt of guilty Dems, Libs, Progs, and Soglinites? Doubtful.


  2. madisonexpat says:

    And of course its not about anything functional.
    Its about feelings.


  3. Dave, not B says:

    Please, Dave. Don’t mention trolleys. Soglin make actually do it someday.


  4. madisonexpat says:

    Madison HAD trolleys but the Progs and especially the CapTimes hated them because they were privately owned. The owner was F.W. Montgomery, nicknamed “Flat Wheels”.
    Progs preferred city owned buses.


    • AnonyBobl says:

      Hey, Splat! Tired of all that “winning” yet? You can answer “da” or “nyet.”


      • madisonexpat says:

        Nope, nor am I tired of the media’s daily Russian squirrel sighting while the grown ups implement President Trumps vision. Sent any $ to Hillary’s new PAC?


      • old baldy says:

        Howz that trumpcare thingie working? Let me know when it is in effect. And that wall, been built yet? Deport all the muslims yet? And I have some swampland in FL to sell you as well.


  5. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    I suggest an update on the success of the mayor’s proposal three months from now. In the meantime, let’s hold a drawing, First prize (a new city flag, certified 100% inoffensive to any minority anywhere on the face of the earth, signed by Paul Soglin) goes to the contestant who offers the most accurate guess as to how many bounties will have been awarded by that time. My guess: 0. (Sorry, I know that figure is guaranteed to be the winner, but it was my idea,)


  6. AdamC says:

    Is the “Always Making Excuses For Random Violence Coalition” or whatever it’s called, going to allocate money from that fund to the woman in question whose windows were shot out? Or is she not the “target audience” to cash in?


  7. Batman says:

    Blaska’s line:
    The Cash for Plunkers program is, in the real world, a snitch reward program — only dressed up in politically correct, anti-NRA prog-speak.
    is exactly accurate and likely a PR maneuver by Soglin because virtually all PDs already have their own compensated informants.
    The question is; will Soglin going public ultimately be helpful or hurtful?

    Will perps be increasingly paranoid and therefore more careful/secretive regarding all things related to their criminal activity?
    Will perps be more likely to resort to violent acts within their own neighborhood because of increased paranoia?
    Will increased suspicion overall result in more violence?

    It is also possible that Soglin’s approach here will be a deterrent to Madison gun violence.
    Time will tell, but Soglin could make a more meaningful positive impact by openly discussing the dangerous revolving door Madison courts and non-enforcement of gun laws already on the books, among other things. The lack of gun law enforcement is a national scandal but rarely addressed by anyone besides the NRA. A primary reason the NRA lobby is so successful with congress is because they easily demonstrate how every conceivable gun crime already has one to three strong laws in place. Those gun laws are significantly under-enforced however.


  8. madisonexpat says:


    There’s only Obamacare. Still the law and still the abomination it always was.
    Some legacy huh.
    Illegal immigration has ceased. Muslim and others are being vetted, even profiled. We’re repatriating thousands of felons.
    Call it a virtual wall.
    This president is about function, last one was form. See the difference?
    Oh, and Ballsy, your land isn’t in Florida. Its in Washington DC and its getting less swampy by the day.


    • old baldy says:

      So the failures of trump are now considered winning by you. How far can you twist reality to justify that big orange embarrassment? He is dysfunctional and always has been. He hasn’t accomplished any of his big promises but keeps telling himself what a great job he is doing when he really hasn’t done anything. And you are foolish enough to buy it.

      Illegal immigration has stopped?? Tell that to the poor folks in San Antonio.


      • madisonexpat says:

        A billionaire with a gorgeous wife and great kids, his own airliner, numerous complex developments built and profitable; a rookie politician who routed the entire political establishment and sits in the White house after spending half what his opponent did.
        OB, you may want to rethink your idea of success and failure.
        Then again, Wile E. Coyote often dreams of a roadrunner dinner while awaiting the next ACME delivery.
        So who should I believe? You or my own lying eyes?


  9. old baldy says:

    A serial adulterer, con man, and all around sexual predator. Was born with a golden spoon, yet has been bankrupted several times. My dog has a better vocabulary and grasp of the english language. And a guy that wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him. Maybe he is your role model, but I sure don’t want my grand kids looking up to him or his family. If you are only judging folks by their material possessions, what a small and sad person you are. My sympathy to your family.

    And tell us all again, what happened to the ACA repeal, building that wall, and keeping all the muslims out?? Or maybe promises don’t matter to you.


  10. madisonexpat says:

    Some people say the glass is half full.
    Some people say the glass is half empty.
    OB says, “What’s a glass?”


  11. madisonexpat says:

    Ballsy, Bobsy,

    I saw Splat the Hack open for the Smug Blusters at Deplorablefest. Of course it was hard to hear under my Klan robe so we’ll have to rethink our dress code.
    I answered OB at 9:23 on 7-23rd. Let’s read for retention this time OK?
    Illegal immigration is down enormously, coyotes and other predators are looking for work. Ballsy, you wait for the bricks and mortar while the administration goes after sanctuary cities. You guys aren’t Nullifiers like John C. Calhoun or Barack Obama are you?
    The senate did not repeal ObamaCare, the gift that keeps on giving. President Trump did not win that one. But as a Constitutionalist I appreciate the checks and balances.
    Its been six fun months since the election, the Left is still lost in the wilderness, Hillary is in the woods down by the river and the MSM is still doing its daily Margaret Dumont to my vast entertainment.
    And OB, if you want to vote for someone to be a role model for your grand kids instead of as the leader of the free world may I gently suggest that you enjoy your life and live it so your grandkids use you as a role model. I think President Trump would agree.


    • old baldy says:

      “Lost in the wilderness”. That is really hilarious. The big orange is the lost one. He relies on twitter for all his communications, doesn’t need to learn anything new because he has a “big brain”, and gave his compass to Putin. And now he is running scared from the special prosecutor. He is lost, alright.


  12. madisonexpat says:

    So he won’t be your role model?


  13. old baldy says:



  14. madisonexpat says:

    What will you model besides anger, error and vituperation?
    To quote Dean Wermer, its no way to go through life.


  15. old baldy says:

    Obviously I have higher standards than you or the big orange. No crooks, gropers, conmen/women or buffoons on my list. I’d place a high value on integrity (at least in a relative sense), honesty, common sense and ability to deal with others. That leaves out both you and the donald.


  16. madisonexpat says:

    This just in…. Ballsy discerns that LeftScoop and CNN do not like President Trump.


  17. old baldy says:

    So the donald didn’t make a fool of himself in front of a a bunch of boy Scouts? Which set of alternative facts are you working off of?? I don’t care which slant or analysis presented by the author is, but rather what he actually said. If you have proof that those quotes are false, please share.


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